Establishment Horsforth School

URN: 137775

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Lee Lane East, Horsforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS18 5RF
Local authority:
Leeds (383)
Headteacher / Principal:
Dr Paul Bell
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URN: 137775, DfE number: 383/4115
UKPRN: 10035989
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 10 May 2018)
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No boarders
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Official sixth form:
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Rosemary Edwards Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2018 29/11/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Shaun Riordan Appointed by academy members 21/09/2020 21/09/2024
Helen Shearer Appointed by GB/board 16/09/2012 20/09/2024
Paul Bell Appointed by academy members 01/09/2016 31/08/2024
Samantha Lightfoot Elected by parents 08/05/2019 08/08/2023
Steve Wood Appointed by academy members 01/07/2019 01/07/2023
Ruth Stokes Appointed by academy members 26/02/2019 26/02/2023
Tom LaDell Appointed by academy members 02/10/2018 02/10/2022
Keith Bothamley Original (signatory) members 19/03/2018 19/03/2022
Rosemary Edwards Appointed by academy members 29/11/2017 29/11/2021
Tessa Caroline Freer Appointed by academy members 29/11/2017 29/11/2021


Name Appointed by From
Colin Booth Original (signatory) members 12/06/2017
Jenny Share Appointed by academy members 11/06/2018
Martin Hughes Appointed by academy members 12/07/2017
Paul Higgins Original (signatory) members 12/06/2017
Ray Agar Appointed by GB/board 05/11/2012
Rosemary Edwards Appointed by GB/board 29/11/2017
Thomas Bentley Original (signatory) members 12/06/2017

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Paul Bell 01/09/2016 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Emma Dowson 01/01/2013 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Damon Shaw Trustee Appointed by academy members 13/07/2016 13/07/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
Lancashire and West Yorkshire
Government office region (GOR):
Yorkshire and the Humber
Parliamentary constituency:
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
Leeds 021
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Leeds 021C

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